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BREAKING: 5 Dead, 6 Wounded, Including Police Officer, In Louisville Mass Shooting

Louisville, KY – Authorities said five people were killed and another six were wounded, including a police officer, by a gunman inside a bank in downtown Louisville on Monday morning.

Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) officials said the shooter had been killed, but it was not yet known if he was one of the five deaths confirmed by the department, WHAS reported.

ABC News reported that an LMPD officer had been shot in the head during a gunfight with the active shooter.

LMPD said authorities began receiving 911 calls at about 8:30 a.m. on April 10 at the Old National Bank located in the 300-block of East Main Street, close to Louisville Slugger Field and Waterfront Park, WHAS reported.

The incident occurred before the bank had opened for the day, while employees were gathered for a weekly meeting in a first-floor conference room, according to ABC News.

“There are multiple casualties,” LMPD tweeted just after 9:30 a.m., describing the situation as an “active aggressor.”

Witnesses described the gunman has having a “long assault rifle” and firing multiple shots inside the bank on the first floor near the conference room.

“He just started firing,” one witness told WHAS. “I didn’t see his face. We were in the conference room. Whoever was next to me got shot, their blood’s on me.”

Other witnesses described seeing responding police officers getting into a gunfight with the suspect in the bank.

Multiple wounded civilians were seen being carried out of the bank, WHAS reported.

Police updated the public at 10:16 a.m. that the gunman had been killed.

“There is no longer an active aggressor threat. The suspected shooter has been neutralized,” LMPD tweeted.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear posted his sympathies to social media and said he knew some of the victims of the mass shooting and was headed to Louisville, WHAS reported.

Officials have not yet identified the gunman or his motive, nor have they released the names of the victims.

Agents from the Louisville office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF) are assisting LMPD and other local law enforcement agencies at the scene.

Nearby schools and hospitals remain in lockdown, WHAS reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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